The teams have been described by some as being pretty evenly matched. But consider this stark difference among the folks viewing the game back home. Ghana Is rationing electricity to make sure people can watch today’s world cup match against the U.S.

+ “The enduring black-and-white pattern was said to improve visibility on black-and-white sets.” The NYT provides an interesting and interactive look at the World’s Ball.

+ This dog is really into watching the World Cup. (My cats don’t give a crap.)